Food & drink, Health and wellbeing, social, WI meetings

The cheese lady returns!

Another packed house on Wednesday 25th September – this time many members had experienced the entertaining delivery from Leagram’s Organic Dairy last year.

Faye Kitching presented the Fayre of delicious cheeses and she reminded us that her father was the mind behind it all and that the jokes included were his – and she relished in this. Her slick professional style was directed with fun and knowledge on the very subject of cheese. In a space of 40 minutes we witnessed the finished article in a net bag reduced from the size of a very large football to hand held cheese. The normal timing for this finished product takes up to 9 hours!!

There were many flavours and shapes and sizes and taster pots for all – an absolute joy and so entertaining and throughout this we were constantly aware of the love of cheese and their value to society – the evening was a huge success and enjoyed by all.

In addition the Baking Team added wonderful cakes and selections of sweets that turned a cheesy evening into a banquet feast! The year has passed so quickly and the Willows WI is preparing for the 2020 programme- that promises to be interesting and varied.

Best wishes to all readers and see you at the next meeting on October 23rd.

Cheers, Marie.

Health and wellbeing, social, WI meetings

Wellness and wellbeing event

by Marie Dixon

The Willows WI arranged and presented an evening of wellness and well being, and the members were delighted to be advised and pampered by
professionals demonstrating their crafts, including crystal healing, body
conditioning, massage, reflexology, an introduction to BSL sign language to
stimulate the brain. The room was filled with busy areas of people engaged in information to increase their wellbeing.

This followed last year’s successful wellness event, and it is proving to be popular – maybe more in 2020.

As always the members enjoyed the wonderful cakes provided by this month’s baking team – and the raffle completed the evening’s entertainment.

The Willows WI continues its journey in the community providing friendship and communication for women and rejoice that they have a full happy membership. Plans are well in hand for the programme into 2020 – details to be announced soon.

See you all at our next meeting – Wednesday 25th September!

Health and wellbeing, WI meetings

Summer health and wellbeing event

Plans for our summer event meeting were disrupted somewhat by the climate and rain – however true to the spirit of the Willows WI, members surged in and took on board all the events that had been planned for the evening; and what a selection!!!!

The evening was themed ‘Health and Wellbeing’ with a full programme for the evening to whet the appetite of all, including:

  • Marta Beacon, a personal trainer demonstrating various techniques
  • Self-defense martial arts demonstrations and Tai Chi
  • Calm Connections a Community Project working with families to strengthen relationships – the experienced team with a teaching background, introduced mindfulness, good mental health and positive communication; the session was guided by Emma Jones.

Health and wellbeing was the forte of WI member Paula McGuire discussing how we can turn around ill health with the aid of nutrition and natural health – her aim is to inspire with her belief and passion in good nutrition.

A second WI member Elaine Benson introduced Sign Language to our group, and in a space of several minutes she had the group speaking to each other – signing their messages having mastered the alphabet!! It was quite revealing and fun.

Throughout the evening in various areas were situated Shoshana Beauty techniques – mini foot techniques and massage – situated at home in Sale Moor a beauty therapist and practitioner who has been working in this trade for thirty years –teaching and advising on beauty therapies- members fully appreciated her min workshops- and she was busy during the evening explaining her techniques and their results.

Paula Morris K O R E Therapy was specialist in complementary therapies seeking pain relief through muscle testing and the relief of pain locating the weaknesses of each client and finding the balance to suit.

All of these events were surrounded with the perfumes of oils displayed by Angela Roberts  doTerra Oils– most popular throughout the event –describing and demonstrating essential oils for emotional and physical well being.

And if you think that was enough all events were followed by the Raffle with terrific prizes and – just had to mention the cakes- again- just wonderful – generous and imaginative all baked by The Willows Bakery – this is a new title !!

In June 2017- a group of women met at the Bridge Inn Sale to set out a plan of action for a new WI- all unknown -and all keen- and so with great satisfaction it is good to note in August 2018 that the health and wellbeing event was an outstanding success- masterminded by President Kerry- supported by a thriving committee and a membership over 100 enjoying the spirit of The W.I – well done ladies. Cheers!!!